AIMA’s Guides comprise the widest body of sound practice output and guidance on the alternative investment fund industry. Each Guide relates to a specific area and is used by particular individuals or teams to assist them in implementing sound policies and processes in their firms. Today, there are AIMA Guides for the following –


  • Preventing Market Abuse (due out soon) - of interest to COOs, legal and compliance staff and portfolio management staff
  • Liquidity Risk Management (due out soon) - of interest to COOs, legal and compliance staff and risk managers
  • Selecting and Assessing Fund Administrators (due out soon) - of interest to COOs, CCOs, product developers and risk managers
  • Managed Accounts - of interest to business development staff and legal and compliance staff
  • Paying for External Research - of interest to COOs, legal and compliance staff and portfolio management staff
  • Cyber Security - of interest to CTOs/CISOs or other heads of technology, COOs and general counsels or other legal staff
  • Investor Relations - of interest to investor relations professionals and legal and compliance staff
  • Operational Risk Management - of interest to COOs, legal and compliance staff and risk management staff
  • Liquid Alternatives Funds - of interest to business development staff and legal and compliance staff
  • Side Letters - of interest to general counsels / legal staff, COOs, CCOs and fund governing bodies
  • Media Relations - of interest to corporate communications teams, investor relations professionals and legal and compliance staff
  • Fund Directors - of interest to CEOs and existing and prospective fund directors
  • Selecting a Prime Broker - of interest to CEOs, COOs, CCOs, product developers and risk managers
  • Selecting an OTC Derivatives Clearing Broker - of interest to CEOs, COOs, CCOs, product developers and risk managers
  • Hedge Fund Valuation - of interest to CFOs, COOs and investor relations professionals
  • Business Continuity Management - of interest to CEOs, COOs, legal and compliance staff and risk managers

Meet the team 

Jennifer Wood

Managing Director, Global Head of Asset Management Regulation & Sound Practices

Rupa Patel

Analyst, Sound Practices and Asset Management Regulation